Support Groups

Group 4F Support for Families and Friends of Suicide Attempt Survivors, Individuals with Suicidal Thoughts (Suicidal Ideation) and Individuals with a Chronic Mental Health Condition in Denver COGroup 4F – Fortifying Families & Forming Friendships: Support for family members and friends of individuals with a history of suicidal thoughts (also known as suicidal ideation or SI), a previous suicide attempt or a chronic mental health condition.

  • A free monthly support group led by a trained peer-facilitator (someone who also not only has experienced ongoing suicidal ideation and has survived a suicide attempt but has several family members with chronic mental health conditions and a child who has been hospitalized several times for suicidal ideation) whose role is not to diagnose or treat members of the group, but to guide the flow of conversation, and (if desired) to help schedule facilitated the scheduling of community activities for members to participate in to build positive relationships and an outside support network.
  • Meets from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm on the last Sunday each month
  • Sheridan Library (Theresa Dando Meeting Room) 3425 W. Oxford Ave. Denver, CO 80236*
  • This group is not a substitute for medical treatment or professional therapy. The founder of The Hope Group, LLC & Inner Light Consulting and facilitator of Group 4F, Charlotte Tankersley, cares about you and your loved one’s well-being. A list of local resources is available at every meeting or via email (usually within 24 hours) by contacting her at charlotte@theinnerlight.org with the subject: RESOURCES PLEASE!
  • If you or your family member is currently in crisis please call Colorado Crisis Services toll free at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional, or visit a local crisis center for in-person crisis support, information, and resources (See  www.coloradocrisisservices.org for the location nearest you). In an emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

 

Surviving Striving and Thriving Suicide Attempt Support Group in Denver CO

Surviving, Striving & Thriving:  Support for adults who have ongoing suicidal thoughts (also known as suicidal ideation or SI) or who have survived a suicide attempt.

  • Teens Surviving, Striving & Thriving is a free peer-facilitated support group in Denver for youth ages 13-19 who struggle with suicidal thoughts or who have survived a suicide attempt. We gather together monthly on the second Tuesday each month from 7 pm – 8:30 pm at the Sheridan Library (3425 W. Oxford Ave., Denver, CO 80236) in Study Room 2 to provide understanding through mutual experiences, coping skills, provide additional resources in the community as well as build a support system in order to create a safety net and promote healing. Other opportunities for socialization are provided outside the group, as is a monthly community service project to foster growth, increase self-esteem and offer a chance to give back to the community.
  • The group is led by a trained facilitator (someone who has also experienced ongoing suicidal ideation and has survived a suicide attempt) whose role is not to diagnose or treat members of the group, but to guide the flow of conversation, help schedule monthly community activities, start and end the meetings on time, teach group members positive coping skills, and ensure the meeting space remains a positive, safe and non-judgmental environment.
  • This group is not a substitute for medical treatment or professional therapy. The founder of The Hope Group, LLC & Inner Light Consulting and facilitator of Surviving, Striving & Thriving, Charlotte Tankersley, cares about your well-being and what happens to you! A list of local resources is available at every meeting or via email (usually within 24 hours) by contacting her at charlotte@theinnerlight.org with the subject: RESOURCES PLEASE!
  • If you are currently in crisis please call Colorado Crisis Services toll free at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional, or visit a local crisis center for in-person crisis support, information, and resources. (See  www.coloradocrisisservices.org for the location nearest you). In an emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide: Support for adult suicide loss survivors, including spouses, partners, parents, siblings, children, family members, friends, neighbors, professionals, caregivers, and co-workers.

  • A free monthly peer-facilitated support group led by trained facilitators who are also suicide loss survivors whose role is not to diagnose or treat members of the group, but to guide the flow of conversation.
  • This group is not a substitute for medical treatment or professional therapy. The founder of The Hope Group, LLC & Inner Light Consulting and the facilitators of Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide care about your well-being and what happens to you! A list of local resources is available at every meeting or via email (usually within 24 hours) by contacting the Program Manager, Charlotte Tankersley, at charlotte@theinnerlight.org with the subject: RESOURCES PLEASE!
  • Meets from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on the second Monday each month
  • Sheridan Library (Theresa Dando Meeting Room) 3425 W. Oxford Ave. Denver, CO 80236*
  • For more information please visit: http://www.swmetrodenversos.org

Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide Surviving After Suicide Workshop in Littleton CO

Surviving After Suicide: 7-week grief workshop for adult suicide loss survivors

  • This workshop focuses on issues and experiences unique to suicide loss including:
  • The Stages of Grief and Tasks of Mourning
  • Depression, mental illness, and suicide
  • Feelings and emotions that can accompany a loved one’s suicide
    • Includes guilt, shame, relief, anger, fear, blame, abandonment, etc.
  • The “Whys?” “What Ifs?” and “If Onlys…” of suicide loss
  • Tender days, holidays, and finding a “new normal”
  • Coping skills, self-care, and community resources
  • Relationship issues & how to remember our loved ones
  • Contact facilitator Charlotte Tankersley at (720) 745-9252 or email charlotte@theinnerlight.org for more information about the group and upcoming dates.

Teens Surviving, Striving & Thriving: Support for teens who have suicidal thoughts (also known as suicidal ideation or SI) or who have survived a suicide attempt.

  • Teens Surviving, Striving & Thriving is a free peer-facilitated support group in Denver for youth ages 13-19 who struggle with suicidal thoughts or who have survived a suicide attempt. We gather together monthly on the third Wednesday each month from 6 pm – 7:30 pm at the Sheridan Library (3425 W. Oxford Ave., Denver, CO 80236) in the Conference Room to provide understanding through mutual experiences, coping skills and link youth to additional resources in the community as well as build a support system in order to create a safety net and promote healing. Other opportunities for socialization are provided outside the group, as is a monthly community service project to foster growth, increase self-esteem and offer a chance to give back to the community.
  • The group is led by a trained facilitator (someone who has also experienced ongoing suicidal ideation and has survived a suicide attempt) whose role is not to diagnose or treat members of the group, but to guide the flow of conversation, help schedule monthly community activities, start and end the meetings on time, teach group members positive coping skills, and ensure the meeting space remains a positive, safe and non-judgmental environment.
  • This group is not a substitute for medical treatment or professional therapy. The founder of The Hope Group, LLC & Inner Light Consulting and facilitator of Teens Surviving, Striving & Thriving, Charlotte Tankersley, cares about your well-being and what happens to you! A list of local resources is available at every meeting or via email (usually within 24 hours) by contacting her at charlotte@theinnerlight.org with the subject: RESOURCES PLEASE!
  • If you are currently in crisis please call Colorado Crisis Services toll free at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional, or visit a local crisis center for in-person crisis support, information, and resources (Please see the bottom of this page for locations in the Denver metro area or www.coloradocrisisservices.org for other locations across CO). In an emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide: Support for teen suicide loss survivors

  • A free monthly support group by led trained facilitators (who are also suicide loss survivors) Their role is not to diagnose or treat members of the group but to guide the flow of conversation, start and end the group on time, help teach coping skills and ensure the group remains a safe space for members to heal.
  • This group is not a substitute for medical treatment or professional therapy. The founder of The Hope Group, LLC & Inner Light Consulting and the facilitators of Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide care about your well-being and what happens to you! A list of local resources is available at every meeting or via email (usually within 24 hours) by contacting the Program Manager Charlotte Tankersley at charlotte@theinnerlight.org with the subject: RESOURCES PLEASE!
  • Meets from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday each month
  • Sheridan Library Conference Room* (3425 W. Oxford Ave. Denver, CO 80236)
  • For more information please visit: http://www.swmetrodenversos.org/teens

*The granting of permission by the Arapahoe Library District to use library facilities does not constitute endorsement by the Library District staff or Board of Trustees.

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or is in crisis: please contact Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. You can also reach them at www.coloradocrisisservices.org. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), reach the Crisis Text Line by texting HOPE to 741-741 or visit www.imalive.org for online text chat. Hope and help are available 24/7/365, please reach out. You matter.